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Magneti Marelli brings 800 auto supply jobs to Middle TN


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Obama Pledges to Bring Jobs Back to U.S.


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PyroTec plans 75 jobs in SC's Charleston County
CHARLESTON, S.C. — PyroTec Inc., which recovers and sells component materials, is planning to create 75 new jobs in South Carolina's Charleston County. The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced on Wednesday that PyroTec is planning to spend $10 million to set up its domestic and global corporate headquarters. CBS News
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This Is NOT An Economy That's On The Verge Of Recession
There has been a resurgence in recession calls after the past few months' soft data. This is likely wrong. None of the key recession-casting inputs (ISM: PMI 53.5, Real Retail Sales +3.5% y/y, Fixed Private Investment +10% y/y, Auto Sales +17.4%) signal US recession. Business Insider
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Kuraray expanding in Texas
Kuraray America Inc. is expanding it chemical production facilities in Harris County that will bring 107 jobs and millions of dollars in capital investment to the area. Construction of the new chemical production facility is scheduled to be completed in September 2014. With proprietary technology in polymer and synthetic chemistry, Kuraray Co. Ltd. produces chemicals, resins, fibers, textiles, high-performance materials and medical products, among other materials.
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Hino Motors announces $2.9 million direct investment in West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Hino Motors will invest a total of nearly $6 million in direct and indirect investments supporting its Williamstown, W.Va. plant. Of which $2.9 million will be directly invested in Williamstown for machinery, equipment and plant improvements. Approximately $3 million will be indirectly invested to purchase "tooling" that will be located at suppliers outside of W.Va. The "tooling" is integral to the production of parts which are necessary to support increased truck production assembly in Williamstown. The facility currently employs approximately 140 permanent full-time employees and expects to create an additional 20 permanent full-time positions by Jan. 1, 2013. West Virginia Department of Commerce
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DRS Technologies to Move Corporate Headquarters to Arlington County
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced in the spring that DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, will be relocating its corporate headquarters from New Jersey to Arlington County. The company, recognized as one of the leading defense technology companies in the world, will be expanding its regional office to accommodate over 100 employees. The relocation and expansion costs will bring in excess of $10 million of capital investment to the region. Virginia Economic Development Partnership
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Governor McDonnell Announces 84 New Jobs in Clarke County, Va.
GUTERSLOH, GERMANY - Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Berryville Graphics, an affiliate of German-owned Bertelsmann AG, Europe’s largest media company, will invest $10.6 million to consolidate its book printing operations at its manufacturing facility and headquarters in the Town of Berryville in Clarke County, Va.. The Governor made the announcement following a meeting with Bertelsmann AG CEO Thomas Rabe in Gutersloh during his Europe Marketing Mission. The project will create 84 new jobs and save 81 jobs for Virginia. Virginia successfully competed against Kentucky for the project. Virginia Economic Development Partnership
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UnitedHealth Group to add 1,500 jobs in Texas
UnitedHealth Group said Tuesday that it is adding about 1,500 jobs in Texas, including 800 at an Irving facility that will handle claims processing and prescriptions. Businessweek
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Greatbatch to Establish New Global Headquarters in Frisco, Tex.
Greatbatch, Inc. today announced it will establish a new global headquarters in Frisco, Texas, as part of the company’s continued approach to advance its medical device strategy. Over the past several years, Greatbatch’s footprint has been expanding and has grown to more than 20 locations worldwide and 3500 associates as the Company has added global locations through targeted acquisitions. Relocating its global headquarters will put Greatbatch at the center of a vibrant medical device community with a strong business climate, as well as offer convenient access to an international airport that will more readily connect the company to its global locations and customers. TexasWideOpenforBusiness.com
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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